Compassion

The Global Refugee Crisis and its Resolution

By 2020 the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) reported 71 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, half of whom qualify … Read More

Addiction, Despair, Meaning and Purpose

  Like a bomb explosion, the number of American deaths from opioid abuse has quadrupled in four years to … Read More

Healing a Hate Filled World

Hate and hatred describe extreme dislike at a deep emotional level. Anything can be the object, but we suffer most … Read More

The Golden Rule Outlaws Identity Politics

Do you allow the ‘Golden Rule’ to rule your life? Or do you let the pursuit of gold consume your … Read More

What Gives my Life Meaning? Is it Caring?

Meaning as used here refers to thinking, caring and acting with purpose. Purpose refers to goals whereas meaning consists … Read More

Pope Francis and Humanitarian Action

From the time of his election in 2013, Pope Francis stood out as a spiritual leader who put service to … Read More

Holocaust “Stealth Altruism”: Victims as Upstanders

“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question,” or so maintains the poet e.e. Cummings (Collected Poems, 1926, … Read More

Politics Paves Path to Bullying World

Bullying in general means intimidating or overpowering someone weaker. Racial bullying refers to bullying based on race or country-based discrimination, … Read More

Not America First, ‘Humanity’ First

‘America First’ was the major theme of the President Trump’s inaugural address. Only 1,400 words long, it’s implications produced shockwaves … Read More

Learning Alleviation of Suffering from Service-learning

This is a summary of a longer report on service-learning by Med Wilkes Karraker. See author notes at the … Read More